Why running a mile every day is not easy.
I mostly do not want to go out and run this week. I have lots of excuses as to why that is. I have had allergies. My throat feels like its tight and tickly all the time, and so it's hard to breathe. I got kicked out of school because I lost the funding I was counting on...so I feel cranky. And to top it off, I have been eating like the Great Depression is upon us and I need to store up as much fat as I can. You know, so when my glucose levels drop, my body can start converting lipids to glucose through gluconeogensis. I miss school already.
Why running a mile every day is easy.
When I do go out every day and run a mile, it's not as hard as I think it will be. Yesterday, while running with Amy and Lily, I was able to talk the whole time. The first day, that was impossible. In regards to the ChiRunning, I am trying to pay a bit of attention to things like my stride and what part of my foot is hitting the sidewalk. But I find it somewhat challenging to pay attention to all 10 things that were on the list I posted the other day.
How to make the rest of the month easier.
- Do core strengthening exercises. I found this video on the ChiRunning site. Oh my! If my kids had a hard time with my slow walking, imagine what their response may be to this Butt Walking! I can just see me Butt Walking down the hallway, kids yelling and pushing me over.
- Eat less. This will be hard. I have talked about this before, many times. And as much as I hate to say this, because I know it isn't wise to put off what's good for you, I will start this eating less thing tomorrow. I know, so wrong, but we are going to Baguette Box today. Truffle fries, people.
- Hot yoga? I have been toying with the idea of going back to Bikram. If I am not in school and the kids are, I should take advantage of that and get some detox and fitness in my life. I feel like Bikram totally gave me a new start before. Maybe I should try again.
- Get to sleep earlier. More sleep has to be good for you. It just has to be. I know that if I get to bed early and read for a bit, I feel better in the morning. And I just started re-reading The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. I completely love this book. Anyone want to read it along with me?